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Celebrating 40 years of the classic album…


 “Well, Well,” said the Rocking Chair.
40th Anniversary Edition
Released Friday 13th April 2018
UK Tour – April-August, 2018
Plus a once in a life time competition to
‘Duet with Dean’ on ‘Lucky Stars’ live on stage. 

 “Soundtrack of our lives” – New York Times


Dean Friedman, one of the pre-eminent songwriters of his generation – is returning this year to mark his 40th anniversary in the music business.  He will be celebrating with the digitally remastered, re-release of his 1978 ground breaking album “Well, Well,” said the Rocking Chair’ – released April 13th on Real Life Records.  

Dean Friedman will also mark the milestone by performing the entire album ‘live’, on a 57 date UK tour.   Opening in Manchester at Matt & Phreds  on April 15th taking in London:  May 24th Pizza Express Live, Holborn  and at The Pheasantry on  May 25th-26th and concluding at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

Friedman will be performing solo, on guitar and keyboards, featuring songs from throughout his  four decade recording career, including his classic hits:  ‘Lucky Stars’, ‘Lydia’, ‘McDonald’s Girl’, ‘Ariel’ and ‘Woman of Mine’, as well as selections from his last studio album, ’12 Songs’ – which was fan-funded.

On the UK  tour – there will be a chance for a fan to enter a competition Duet-with-Dean  on his biggest UK hit ‘Lucky Stars, live on stage;  Details here: http://www.deanfriedman.com/luckystarscontest.html

This year marks Friedman’s 15th appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where in addition to his regular concert runs, he’s written and produced several hit children’s musicals, including ‘Smelly Feet’ – a children’s musical that really stinks!

“Well, Well,” said the Rocking Chair
40th Anniversary Tour Dates below:-

15             Manchester                              Matt & Phreds
18             Wolverhampton                     Robin 2
19             Bedford                                      Quarry Theatre
20             Hornchurch                               Fairkytes Arts Centre
21           Colchester                                   The Headgate Theatre
22           Somerleyton                         Club Uniquity @ Duke’s Barn
26             East Hagbourne                      Fleur de Lys
28             Bridgwater                               Bridgwater Arts Centre
27             Isle of Wight                             The Quay Arts
29             Havant                                        The Spring

3                Kendal                                         Brewery Arts
4                Bingley                                       Bingley Rugby Club
5                Liverpool                                    Capstone Theatre
6                Gwynedd,                                  Wales      Fairbourne Village Hall
9                Fishguard                                  Theatr Gwaun
11             Pentyrch nr Cardiff                Acapela Studios
12             Reading                                      Shinfield Players Theatre
13             Bath                                             Mission Theatre
16             Harpenden                                Harpenden Hall
17-18       Birmingham                             Pizza Express Live
19             Leeds                                           City Varieties
20             Stockton-on-Tees Georgian Theatre
23             Crawley                                      The Hawth
24             London                                        Pizza Express Live, Holborn
25-26       London                                        The Pheasantry
27             Maidstone                                 Pizza Express Live

22             Belfast                                        Crumlin Road Gaol
23-24       Dublin                                          Arthur’s Pub

5                Eastleigh                                    The Concorde
6              Wareham                              The Springfield Hotel
8                New Forest                               New Forest Folk Festival
11             Sheffield                   The Lantern
13             Bromsgrove                             Artrix
14             Rugby                                         Lawrence Sheriff School
15             Bishop’s Cleeve                       Tithe Barn
16-18       Henley on Thames                 The Crooked Billet
20             Ilfracombe                                The Landmark
21             Penzance                                   The Acorn
22             Exmouth                                    Exmouth Pavilion
23             St Austell                                    St Austell Arts Centre
27             Nottingham                              Theatre Royal
28             Rutland                                       SongFest
29             Rutland                                       Dean’s ‘Songwriting Masterclass’

3                Glasgow                                     Oran Mor
8-19         Edinburgh                                  Fringe Festival

Tickets can be purchased direct via www.DeanFriedman.com or directly from the venue’s box office.  Ticket prices: £25.00-£27.50.  Doors Open: 7.00pm

Friedman’s recent tours and recordings continue to garner rave reviews: “Every song in this show is a classic.” (London Theatre Guide), Songsmith Extraordinaire” – (Music Week), “Stunning Musicianship” (HotPress), “Dean Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant!” – (ThreeWeeks)… are just a few of the superlatives used to describe his unique and original talent.

In addition to his familiar radio hits, album releases and touring, Friedman composes and produces music soundtracks for TV and film, including the music to the hit Central TV series BOON and NBC’s Eerie Indiana. He’s also published a respected tome on the art and craft of songwriting titled, ‘The Songwriter’s Handbook’ (The Artists League), based on the ‘Songwriting Workshops’ and ‘Songwriting Masterclasses’ he’s conducted at universities and music conservatories around the world, including L.I.P.A. (The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts).


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